Tag: Mark Brnovich

Arizona Attorney General Sues School Board, Former President Over Alleged Violation of Open Meeting Law

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is taking legal action against the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) Governing Board and its former president, claiming they violated the state’s open meeting law by restricting public comments on a mask-mandate proposal in August 2021. Brnovich filed the 13-page civil suit in Maricopa County Superior Court on June 20….


Supreme Court Limits Inmate Reviews Based on Ineffective Legal Representation

In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court held on May 23 that federal courts reviewing inmate cases may not conduct evidentiary hearings to fully examine their ineffective-counsel claims that should have been raised in state court proceedings. The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees a criminal defendant the right to effective assistance of counsel. The…


13 States Ask Supreme Court to Let Them Defend Trump-era Immigrant Self-Sufficiency Rule

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich urged a seemingly sympathetic Supreme Court Feb. 23 to allow a group of 13 states to defend the so-called public charge rule that screens out potentially government-dependent immigrants, after the Biden administration declined to do so. The public charge rule, which had fallen into disuse, was revived by the Trump…


Arizona Attorney General Declares Illegal Immigration Surge an ‘Invasion,’ Says State Can Defend Itself

Arizona’s attorney general on Feb. 7 declared the surge of illegal immigrants into the state an “invasion,” enabling the state to defend itself. Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican, issued the legal opinion at the request of state Rep. Jake Hoffman, another Republican. Under President Joe Biden, Arizona and other border states have seen a…


Three States Sue Biden Administration Over Memo That Curtails Arrests of Illegal Immigrants

The attorneys general of three states have sued President Joe Biden’s administration over a memorandum that ordered immigration agents not to arrest many illegal immigrants inside the United States. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen, and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, all Republicans, assert the directive from Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is…


Arizona AG Requests Temporary Restraining Order in Bid to End Biden’s Vaccine Mandates

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed an amended complaint Friday in an effort to end President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates. Brnovich asked the U.S. District Court in Arizona to grant a temporary restraining order and nationwide preliminary injunction as soon as possible to protect workers forced to take the COVID-19 vaccine or be fired. “Once…


Arizona Attorney General Asks Secretary of State for Evidence of Potential Voter Fraud

The office of Arizona’s attorney general has asked the state’s secretary of state for a report on potential voter fraud violations after she asked him to probe how former President Donald Trump and allies of the ex-commander-in-chief allegedly pressured Maricopa County officials in the wake of the 2020 election. Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican,…


Republican Attorney General Alarmed by Biden Administration’s ‘Door-to-Door’ Vaccination Drive

Arizona’s attorney general is expressing concern that President Joe Biden’s administration is breaching Americans’ privacy. Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican, says the White House seemed to indicate this week that it might possess medical records containing contact information for Americans who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine when officials outlined plans to send teams…


Arizona AG Backs Georgia in Fight Against DOJ Over Election Integrity Reforms

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has thrown his weight behind Georgia’s effort to fight the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) lawsuit targeting Georgia’s election reform law whose backers say is a measure to enhance election integrity but whose opponents claim amounts to “voter suppression.” “As the Attorney General of Arizona, another state where the DOJ is…


Arizona AG Urges State’s Democratic Senators to Oppose Court-Packing Proposal

Arizona AG Mark Brnovich wrote a letter to two Democrats on Tuesday, urging them to reject a proposal to expand the Supreme Court from nine to 13 seats.